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John Hostage
Harvard Law School Library
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Date: Fri, 21 Jul 1995 16:06:32 -0400 (EDT) 
From: Marifay_Makssour _at__ oclc.org
To: Multiple recipients of list <oclc-news _at__ oclc.org>
Subject: Internet Cataloging Project 

                                       Erik Jul 1-614-764-4364
                                       erik_jul _at__ oclc.org
                                       Nita Dean 1-614-761-5002
                                       nita_dean _at__ oclc.org


DUBLIN, Ohio, July 21, 1995--A searchable catalog of Internet
resources--InterCat--will be available at URL
http://www.oclc.org:6990 from now through March 31, 1996.  The
InterCat catalog is an experimental, proof-of-concept database
created through the OCLC Internet Cataloging project, which is
funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education,
office of library programs.

The InterCat catalog comprises nearly 1,000 bibliographic records
for selected Internet resources.  Using a Web browser, users can
search the database, view retrieval lists, display records, and
follow "hot links" to the described resources.  The database was
implemented by the OCLC office of research using OCLC SiteSearch
and WebZ software.

"This is a modest but exciting start," said project manager Erik
Jul.  "The primary goal of this project is to build the database
in such a way that exercises and energizes the enormous value
that librarians and library systems bring to information
management.  This project places emphasis on library
functions--identifying, selecting and providing description and
access records--as well as on building an integrated, searchable

Records in the database have been created by librarians, most of
whom are associated with the 181 institutions worldwide that are
participating in the OCLC Internet Cataloging project.
Participants in the project identify, select and catalog
resources using widely accepted professional standards and 
practices for information description.  Records in the catalog
were created in accordance with _Anglo-American Cataloguing
Rules_, 2d ed., revised (AACR2R) using the USMARC format.  Each
record contains electronic location and access information in a
tagged field--856--which enables access to remote Internet

The records are suitable for inclusion in local, regional and
national bibliographic catalogs, thus integrating the description
and access of Internet resources within existing library systems.

Project enrollment remains open through the March 31, 1996
project end-date.  Additional information is available from Erik
Jul at 1-614-764-4364 or erik_jul _at__ oclc.org, or from the project's
home page at http://www.oclc.org/oclc/man/catproj/catcall.htm.
The database is also available through OCLC's home page,
http://www.oclc.org, under "What's New, What's Hot."

The Internet Cataloging project is one of several OCLC
initiatives to provide access to the resources on the Internet.
NetFirst, a database that will soon be available on FirstSearch
and EPIC, will provide thorough indexing and abstracting of
Internet resources.  Records are created using a combination of
automated and human editorial processes that include creation of
an abstract and the assignment of subject headings and
classification numbers.  A demonstration of NetFirst is available
at http://www.oclc.org/oclc/netfirst.htm and through OCLC's home
page under "What's New, What's Hot."  Questions about NetFirst or
suggestions for items to include may be made to
netfirst _at__ oclc.org. 

OCLC is a nonprofit computer library service and research
organization whose computer network and services link more than
20,000 libraries in 61 countries and territories.     (EJ/ND)

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